Bath College’s Performing and Production Arts students put on a breathtaking performance of Dracula at The egg theatre last weekend.
The students are all part of The Bath Theatre Academy, a theatre group which is a partnership between Bath College and the Theatre Royal that has recently been awarded with Beacon Standard from the Association of Colleges.
The audiences of Bram Stoker’s Dracula were audibly impressed by the talent of the students as everything from the acting to the staging to the production was so professional.
The production has has very positive reviews from Bath & Wiltshire Parent and Backstage Bristol (click to read them) as well as the below from a member of the public on Facebook:
“Now I’m a huge fan of Bram Stoker and have seen many adaptations of his novel over the years where sadly most fall way short of working but this version at the egg was such a treat.
The spin on 4 people playing the Dracula was a wonderful idea as was making Renfield such a pivotal player. Toby Mitchell was such a treat to see perform his tongue twisting script that sprang such wonderful treats for ones ears.
The rest of the cast were a treat but the one actor that stood out for us over all was Tabby Langridge playing the wonderful Lucy.
Her performance was really quite special and so incredibly believable. She stole the play for us and I hope that one day we will see her on tv, or in film, or playing the stage as she did so well on Saturday. A career for sure awaits her.
A fantastic night out and thank you also to the staff at the egg for looking after me due to my disability.
We will for sure be coming back to see other plays put on by your students.”
James Moore, Head of Creative Learning & Course Leader for the Bath Theatre Academy said: “We’re obviously very pleased with the great response the production has had, and as Course Tutor I couldn’t be more proud that the students’ hard work has been recognised. Although our course is still relatively new, we are gaining national recognition of being a lead in theatre education.
“We are committed to offering young performers and theatre makers a route into the industry, equipping them with the complex skills necessary to navigate the industry. Allowing students to work on high quality productions enables them to progress in a way that mirrors the working world; developing skills in creative problem solving, resilience and innovation.”
Applications are now open for September 2019, for more information about the Bath Theatre Academy and course, click here or contact James.Moore@theatreroyal.org.uk
Photos by: Mark Dawson Design by: April Dalton